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Monday 9 December 2019

Warm temperatures, showers, thunder, lightning - the forecast's a veritable mixed bag

Showery outbreaks can be expected across the country
Showery outbreaks can be expected across the country

Amy Mulvaney

IT WAS nice while it lasted.

The Mediterranean conditions that Costa del Ireland enjoyed as exam season started came to an abrupt end on Friday with heavy downpours of rain across the country - and it’s set to last for the weekend. 

Sun-lovers rejoiced when temperatures rose to 25 degrees over the past couple of weeks, and while temperatures will remain in the twenties, downpours of rain can be expected through to next week.

“It’ll be showery this afternoon, particularly in the east and the midlands, while Munster should be okay,” a Met Eireann forecaster told 

“Spots of rain tonight are set to clear Sunday morning. Sunday wont be as bad, although there’ll be a few scattered showers throughout the day.”

“The showers will bring the odd bit of thunder, but no major outbreaks.”

Temperatures will be cooler than in recent days, but will rise to a modest 22 degrees over the weekend. 

Showers, sunny spells and the risk of thunder can be expected through the start of next week, with maximum temperatures of 20 degrees across the country. 

So grab your brollies, sun cream and raincoats and you’ll be set for every condition to come. 

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